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good morning on this monday, september 3rd. happy labor day. we are taking a live look at the washington monument right now. off the top this morning, a section of northwest d.c. hit with severe flooding once again. the rain turned parts of the bloomingdale neighborhood into a river. stranded drivers caused multiple out ams and closed down the howard university metro station yesterday. quiet this morning but what a mess there last night. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin.
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let's get a quick check of the weather with tucker barnes. >> good morning. it is warm, humid outside and even a better chance of showers and storms today as the real remnants of isaac start to move in from the west. you can see those live there on the radar out in west virginia and ohio. they will be pushing in later today riding along that frontal system. it is stalled across the region. lots of clouds. i know there are a lot of barbecues planned today. not going to be perfect for it. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up. we'll take a look at the seven- day forecast. in politics, the democrats get their turn this week. their national convention gets under way tuesday in charlotte, north carolina. >> melanie alnwick has more on
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what they had to say on the sunday tax shows. >> reporter: the message machine for the democratic national convention was out in force sunday. one big question, how to defend the president's economic record. on fox news sunday, chris wallace pressed obama advisor david axelrod about unemployment going up, income going down and debt rising too. >> just looking at the president's record and those statistics, david, is the average american better off than four years ago? >> i think those are the workers whose industry would have collapsed if the president hadn't intervened are certainly better off. i think that the millions and millions of young americans who have health care today who wouldn't have had it for the president hadn't acted are better off. >> reporter: it is a defense that was offered across many channels. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that is not the question of this election. without a doubt, we are not as
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well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses, the bush recession, the bush deficits. >> people want to know about the first term. very simple. general motors is alive and well and osama bin laden is not. that is what got done. >> reporter: democrats are trying to build a huge ground game in the critical swing state of north carolina. idea is to engage tarheel voters by having many events open to the public. losangeles mayor antonio villa rigosa. >> the president has gotten us out of iraq. we are getting out of afghanistan. we've got tree trade agreements in latin america. we have a president that brilliantly dealt with the
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situation in libya. i think what this president has done is restored our prestige abroad. >> reporter: then there is the clinton question. why is the former president taking a prime time role? >> what president clinton will say is if you are looking for a president that can grow the middle class, move away from the policies of the past, then barack obama is your guy. >> reporter: all this begins monday and then some say the real race for the white house gets going. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> we still have plenty ahead. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. live look outside at the wilson bridge, monday, september 3rd, 2012. >> look how quiet it is.
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>> i know. it is a holiday. happy monday and happy holiday. >> time to welcome in tucker barnes who is not on vacation. >> but i'm still asleep. >> busy weekend in some spots. >> we had very heavy rain. thunderstorms across parts of the area. my house had a lot of rain on saturday. >> i heard it last night. >> back in the forecast today. we'll see more numerous rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon along with a lot of humidity. currently 76 in washington. 79 in annapolis. the entire area bathed in 70s with lots of humidity right now as the remnants of isaac are really starting to move in. there they are out to the west, kentucky, ohio, west virginia. probably pushing in later today along a frontal system. pretty much cloud cover and a real good chance of showers and
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thunderstorms particularly this afternoon back in the forecast as we get into our monday. i know it is a holiday. sorry about that. mostly cloudy and humid. 83degrees. outdoor barbecues, you might want to rearrange things. >> like you said, bathed in 70s. you feel like you're taking a bath. >> it is pretty brutal. >> and sarah's mosquitos are all offer the place. >> i know. they're just everywhere. >> let's check in with lauren demarco in no julie wright this morning who is taking some vacation. >> much-needed, i'm sure. everybody this morning, the one thing that you have working for you is very light volume for you out there on the roadways. the morning rush shouldn't be an issue. we do have some slick pavement.
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be aware of that. you are traveling at speed. nond through 11:00 a.m. on -- you are traveling at speed northbound through 11:00 a.m. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. our big story right now this morning, a section of northwest d.c. hit with severe flooding once again. the rain turned parts of the bloomingdale neighborhood into a river, stranded drivers and caused multiple power outages and it closed down the show hard university metro station yesterday. one resident talked about the frustration of having his house constantly flooded. >> it's happened at least twice now and it is getting frustrating because you can tell when the storm drains are backing up that the drains are going to go and you are going to take on water and there is
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nothing you can do about it. >> as we mentioned, it wasn't just the streets but also the subway that was flooded last night. take a look. this is a picture from inside the shaw howard university metro station. amazing pictures. you can see water covering most of the tracks. mort hopes -- metro hopes to reopen the system today. the system is on a sunday schedule today due to the labor day holiday. the democratic national convention gets under way tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. president obama will speak thursday when he formally accepts his party's nomination a second term. the president is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the convention. >> i'm going to offer you what i believe is i better path forward, a path that will grow this economy and create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. >> the first two days of the
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convention will take place at the time warner cable arena. on thursday, the convention moves to the bank of america stadium where the president and vice president will accept the party's nominations. we'll got a live report from charlotte, north carolina for you in about 30 minutes. vice president biden made some campaign stops in other battleground states. in wisconsin, he calls mitt romney a rich guy out of touch with americans. >> these guys say president obama is out of touch? whoa! how many of you all have a swiss bank account, unfold millions in the cayman islands? how many of you have refused to let the american people see your tax returns. >> biden also headed to detroit to speak at the afl-cio rally on labor day. checking more local headlines, police say a man
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drowned in a backyard pool in montgomery county t happened sunday afternoon at a house in durwood. investigators say the 59-year- old man had been doing yard work for several hours. family members noticed they hadn't seen him for a while. they saw his body in the pool. the search continues for a gunman who shot a clerk at a prince george's county gas station after that clerk threw a chair at the would-be robber. the confrontation happened inside an exxon in the 7800 block of old sandy springs road in laurel saturday night. the clerk was shot in the upper arm and is expected to be okay. this morning, the world marks the passing of a self- proclaimed messiah who founded a church known for its mass weddings and voice in the conservative movement. that is coming up next. >> also, president obama heads to louisiana in the wake of hurricane isaac to see the clean-up after the storm. we're back in a moment.  [ male announcer ] the magic of nature appears every day,
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president obama is visiting hue hue today to get an up- close look at the damage caused by hurricane isaac. parts of the state and mississippi are still flooded. >> hundreds of thousands of people are still without power in this sweltering heat. fox's casey steigel is in new orleans with the latest. >> reporter: five days after hurricane isaac slam into his the gulf coast and hundreds and thousands of people remain without power. the primary energy company in hulu says it could take several days before all of the lights are back on and that spells misery for a number ever people here as the sun is start -- a number of people here as the sun is starting to shine and the heat index forecast to be near triple dick its temperatures. the suns a welcome sign for many people because it will help start drying this
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waterlogged area out. the nearly $15 billion in new levees fared quite well. in the town of braithwaite. flood waters were to people's second story windows. crews have been working to intentionally breach the levee there cutting big holes in it to drain the water out of the town much faster. >> we are making a lot of progress. we have a lot of work to do still. but the plan we have is working and has been working for the last three days. >> reporter: meantime, president obama will make a stop in the region on monday, labor day, to meet with some local officials and all see some of the damage firsthand. homeland security secretary janet napolitano spent part of her sunday also touring the region. first, up in mississippi and then down with officials in slidell, louisiana. that is the latest from new
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orleans, casey steigel, fox news. a self-proclimbed messiah -- a self-proclaimed messiah has dried. sun mung moon was powerful voice in the movement. hal davis has died. he teamed up with burt bacharach for dozens of famous songs. he is responsible for a long list of hits that included raindrops keep falling on my
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head, close to you and that's what friends are for. hal david died from come indications from a stroke in los angeles saturday. he was 91 years old. a senior homeland security official resigns over allegations of sexual harassment. >> a major change in afghanistan after nato troops including americans are killed at the hands of the people they are supposed to be training. we'll have those details coming up. >> the floods so bad in parts of the district last night that people had to be rescued. we'll share more of that coming up. >> we've got more showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. lots of humidity too. i'll have all the details on your weather. lauren demarco has a look at the traffic right after the break. [ female announcer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday.
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more video of just how bad that weather was is coming up in just a second. this is a live look outside at the washington monument as we get things started on this mop morning. this is the video. thed intoing was pretty bad in parts of the district last night. this was the scene along rhode island avenue in northwest. someone had to be rescued from their car as you can see somewhat. you can see a little bit there. cars were in the streets. they were submerged by flood waters. this is the thunder time the neighborhood has been hit since
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july. >> clearly something is going on there. we talked about this the last time. sherry ly will be on that story for us. we'll check in with her in a little while on that. i heard the rain rolling through last night. i didn't realize how bad it was but some places really got inundated j locally heavy. you could be just a couple of miles away and not get anything. more of that today. all of us will be in on the clouds and humidity. i guarantee this. >> don't want to miss out on that. >> we all get the consolation prize, the misery of the humidity. let's get to the numbers. i wish i could say it would be better. it is labor day after all. not a whole lot we can do about it. 76 in washington. 78 in annapolis. these temperatures not great. 79 in quantico. you mix in that humidity, very
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uncomfortable. lots of clouds around, lots of humidity. increase in showers and storms later on today. there we are this morning. sentinel radar. might have a sprinkle or two across the region and a few showers across the area. out to the with is is the main remnants ever isaac. well wed a sad old front hanging out across the wash area. not going to move a lot. -- remnants of isaac. before a sad old front hanging out across the washington area. we will be in for a wet one later this afternoon. there is the bigger picture. you can see the rain showers out to the west t will take a couple of days to get this through here. more of the same tomorrow. finally, by the end of the week, we'll kick this out of here. if you can hang in there, by thursday and friday, things look a lot better.
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83 today, showers and storms back. 73 tonight, most hi cloudy with showers and storms continuing. some of those could be locally heavy as we saw last night. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. check out a lot of numbers. i know little early but yes, this one goes all the way to seven. we warm it up wednesday and thursday near 90. finally, get a good front through here. friday looks drier at 86. that is a hook at weather. let's do some weather and lauren demarco is in. >> tucker, two extra days. this is a whole lot of work for you. >> tell me about t. >> have you to predict far out into the future. i'm guessing -- you have to predict far out into the future. i can tell thought areas that were flooded over the weekend, we do have reports that all of the roads have been reopened. that is food news for folks
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traveling within the district. let's take a live look and traveling northbound 95, 395, no issues for you. hovs will be running northbound through 11:00 a.m. bayspan recommends that you leave before 10:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. if you are traveling the bay bridge. 270, no issues for you and the beltway looks good in virginia and maryland. now, if you will be heading across the bay bridge, we want to remind you about an online tool that you can use before hitting the roads. the web sitebury shows you locations from 10 different seats. it also rates how bad the traffic is in some certain areas and how long the jam is expected. for drivers on the road, can
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you use the phone and call 1- 877-bay span for current traffic conditions. use that all the time and it is very helpful. >> thank you. air traffic at the washington region's three main airports was on hold for a brief time sunday. a small fire at the faa's regional air traffic control facility was to blame. flights at reagan national, dulles and bwi were stopped for about 25 minutes yesterday morning. the outage affected fewer than 20 flights. training of afghan police units by nato soldiers is on hold for now following the killings of dozens of coalition troops. a nato spokesperson says the break will allow for more extensive background check on afghan recruits. insurgents have been working their way into the recruit ranks and shooting their trainers. in the month alone, 15 americans have been killed along with 30 others.
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the chief of staff at immigration and customs enforcement has resigned over allegations of sexual harassment. suzanne barr is accused of inappropriate behavior involving at least lee ice employees actually sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was filed by an ice agent back in may. in her resignation letter, barr says the allegations are unfounded and she is stepping down to end distractions within the agency. a tribute at the world war ii memorial in washington. coming up next. >> thank you for our country's freedom. thank you for our family's freedom. and yes, thank you for my freedom. >> straight ahead a look back at what happened nearly 70 years ago sunday that changed the course of our country. you are watching fox 5 morning news.
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on this labor day when many people rest from work, many people are also still looking for work. disabled veterans and soldiers transitioning back from the war front have some unique opportunities this month to learn about some job openings. they include on the job shadowing at certain places like the fbi and clark construction to name just a few. to learn more about this, head to our web site on the screen, enable or call 1- 877 enabled. americans celebrated the end of world war ii as vj day which was victory over japan. that anniversary was celebrated quietly this morning at the world war ii memorial in washington. >> john henrehan has the story of that remembrance and the tale of a kid from massachusetts who fought in the south pacific. uth pacific. >> reporter: it was a brief
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morning ceremony at the world war ii memorial to commemorate the anniversary of vj day, the surrender of japan and the end of the largest war in the history of the world. >> thank you for our country's freedom. thank you for our family's freedom. and yes, thank you for my freedom. >> reporter: handful of world war ii veterans helped display wreaths to remember the 400,000 americans in uniform who were killed in the conflict. later in the day, 87-year-old john mcgrory visited the memorial. he remembers that day 67 years ago when he and his army buddies learned that the japanese had agreed to surrender do you remember that day? >> yeah, we were given a lot of beer. >> reporter: he can laugh now. but during his trip he made a
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point of stopping at the part of the monument comem ray raitting the tough beach front landing at new guinea -- memorandum rating the tough beach front landing at new guinea. >> every landing, you didn't know if they would not make it. you'd hop off the thing and go down under. we lost a lot that way because they couldn't make it all the way to the shore. >> reporter: army sergeant john mcgrory helped occupy japan and he shared with us a long-held military secret. >> we were one of the troops that landed. that was kind of scary. >> why? >> we were told we could have our rifles but no ammunition. >> reporter: the army did not want incidents so many of the first u.s. onlys are who first occupied japan did so without bullets.
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>> the japanese actually surrendered on august 15th, 1945 but the surrender document was not signed until september 2nd so that is the day world war ii officially ended. the wins keep piling up for the wash nationals especially with their ace on the mound. >> swing and a miss. strasburg wins that skirmish. >> forties breakfast is coming up next. stay with us. dle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. well...everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out, but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice broth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help me out! [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? like a ninja! [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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in sports, stephen strasburg on the mound. he would be dominant once again pitching six scoreless innings while striking out nine. he didn't get the win. st. louis was able to tie the game with a two-run homer. nats would answer in the seventh with two runs of their own and go on to win 4-2. here is manager davie johnson.
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>> of a been hooking him a little early all year because innings count. i think he had another inning in his tank but also didn't want to run it up and maybe cost him a start. but he was outstanding. to the orioles now. top of the fifth, the os down 2- 0. mark reynolds cuts the heed in halfway home run and he would do it again in the sixth with two runners on. the birds win 8-3 and move to within two games of the yankees in the a.l. east. now, eastbound with the orioles out of town, there was still plenty of high octane in charm city. >> we are talking the second running of the baltimore grand prix. drivers had to wind around the 13 had been opportunity takoma park in the streets of downtown baltimore. i guess they are professionals. there were nine caution flags during
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